Notodontidae: Dicranurinae

1999 (ABH71.009) Lobster Moth Stauropus fagi, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR08758

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The vernacular name of this species comes from the remarkable crustacean-like appearance of the caterpillar.

 

Pupates in spun leaves or on the ground.

 

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.

Forewing length: 24-33mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), oaks (Quercus spp.), Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Flying: One generation, mid May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 7 (2.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 May to 16 July

Similar Species
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
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Alibotush Mtn, Bulgaria, July 2009
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Colours:
Brown, red
No. of Proleg Pairs:
4